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Population (year 2000): 7,505. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,039 (+7.1% change)
Males: 3,685 (49.1%), Females: 3,820 (50.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $49,173 (year 2000)
Median house value: $112,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Lowell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (31.9%), Irish (17.0%), Polish (11.9%), English (11.2%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (5.8%).Indiana forum

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Lowell,

For population 25 years and over in Lowell

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lowell town

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,085 (+16.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (20.5 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (42.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dalecarlia, IN (2.8 miles Lake Lake, IN Cedar (5.4 miles IN (7.5 miles Schneider, Point, IN (9.8 miles Crown Village, IN (11.1 miles Lake John, IN (11.6 miles St. IN (12.9 miles Roselawn, IN Winfield, (13.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 54 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 1997: 70 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2005: 108 buildings, average cost: $192,400

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 87.42 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.3%), Educational,health and social services (16.7%), Construction (11.5%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -537 (-7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 969 (27.7%)


 

Crime in Lowell by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 26.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 3 1 0 0
    per 100,000 40.0 13.3 0.0 0.0
Assaults 22 31 41 60
    per 100,000 293.1 413.1 546.3 799.5
Burglaries 11 20 10 12
    per 100,000 146.6 266.5 133.2 159.9
Thefts 157 199 172 144
    per 100,000 2091.9 2651.6 2291.8 1918.7
Auto thefts 13 3 10 6
    per 100,000 173.2 40.0 133.2 79.9
205.1 214.5 220.9 254.2

Average climate in Lowell, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lowell,

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Lowell city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lowell:
  • ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (about 15 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
  • SOUTHLAKE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH INC (about 15 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lowell:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 22 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 31 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 41 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lowell:
  • LOWELL (about 8 miles; LOWELL, IN; ID: C97)
  • LAKE VILLAGE (about 11 miles; LAKE VILLAGE, IN; ID: C98)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 16 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)

Amtrak station near Lowell:
  • 16 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 9 $19,180 $25,573 1 $1,428
Financial Administration 2 $6,545 $39,270 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $11,648 $23,296 0 $0
Water Supply 10 $28,390 $34,068 3 $2,130
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,273 $25,638 2 $939
Police Protection - Officers 13 $48,347 $44,628 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $30,365 $36,438 1 $509
Streets and Highways 6 $19,235 $38,470 1 $1,692
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,954 $23,724 3 $465
Totals for Government 60 $171,937 $34,387 11 $7,162
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lowell:
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 18 miles; GARY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,208)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 19 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 21 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
Public high school in Lowell:
  • LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,095; Location: 2051 E COMMERCIAL AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lowell:
  • LOWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 855; Location: 200 W OAKLEY AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THREE CREEKS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 558; Location: 670 S BURR ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OAK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 425 S NICHOLS ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAKE PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 336; Location: 11601 W 181ST AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Lowell:
  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 210 S NICHOLS ST; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Lowell:
  • LOWELL PL (Operating income: $700,229; Location: 1505 E COMMERCIAL AVE; 69,948 books; 2,870 audio materials; 2,795 video materials; 169 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Lowell Public Library (A).

Churches in Lowell include: First United Methodist Church (A), Bethany Chapel (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Lowell Southern Baptist Church (D), Saint Edwards Church (E), First Baptist Church of Lowell (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G).

Cemeteries: Lowell Memorial Cemetery (1), Saint Edwards Cemetery (2).

Lakes: Redwing Lake (A), Bel-Aire, Lake (B).

Parks in Lowell include: Liberty Park (1), Lowell Commercial Historic District (2), Reservation Park (3), Evergreen Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Lowell compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lowell:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lowell:
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRD (103.9 FM; CROWN POINT, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Lowell:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)

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